Scientific Games has become the first lottery sports betting supplier to support the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) through the new GLMS Associate Membership program. The GLMS is a lottery industry mutualized monitoring system on sports betting aimed at detecting and analysing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition.
Under this programme, lottery suppliers with an interest in safeguarding the integrity of sports betting, can join GLMS as associate members. To serve the newly expanded US sports betting market, Scientific Games has also launched its Managed Trading Services (MTS), an effective risk, liability, and player management service available for sports betting operators.
As a GLMS Associate Member, the company, which will be associated to GLMS visual identity, will receive summaries of global GLMS alerts and have access to the education and prevention tools and the information network that GLMS puts in place for its membership. It will also receive sponsorship and communication opportunities at GLMS events.
Commenting on the development, GLMS president, Ludovico Calvi stated: “I am pleased to welcome Scientific Games within the GLMS network. The inclusion of Scientific Games as the first lottery supplier GLMS Associate Member further enhances our efforts to become a truly global sports integrity body. We warmly thank Scientific Games for this support in the massive fight against manipulations of sport competitions, which also shows their strong commitment to responsible and sustainable sports betting. We are looking forward to welcoming further GLMS associate members in the near future.”
Pat McHugh, senior VP global lottery systems for Scientific Games, added: “We are very impressed by the strong growth of the GLMS over the past year, and we are honored to support its good efforts now as an Associate Member. The work of GLMS both in the field of monitoring of betting patterns and in establishing a culture of integrity is outstanding. Scientific Games is fully aligned with this important global effort to safeguard the integrity of sports betting for lotteries.”
In other news at Scientific Games, the firm has confirmed that former chief executive Kevin Sheehan and corporate legal advisor Viet D Dinh will no longer serve on the firm’s board of directors. Issuing an SEC filing, it revealed that both Sheehan and Dinh have parted from the company this September, choosing to terminate their governance roles.